The Trapani area and its legendary industriousness: the Salt Museum of Saline Culcasi, located in the Nubia district, is a vivid testimony of this union which has almost always existed. Visiting it allows you to discover the harmonies of a territory, those between sea and land, and the ancient industriousness of the Trapani people in the field of salt production which is more an art than a profession.
Included in the official guide of the European Union dedicated to the museums of the Mediterranean, it is located inside an ancient “baglio” (Sicilian rural farm).
Within the stone walls is housed a windmill in excellent condition, used for the milling of crystals: the windmills represent, together with the multicoloured salt pans, a unique landscape in the whole Mediterranean.
In the eighteenth-century building, which can be visited all year round, there are also cards full of information about the activities and panels illustrating the phases of the work cycle, as well as ancient work tools of the salt workers and black and white photos that immortalize how they once worked. Thanks to a guided tour, therefore, you will be able to discover and relive the history that characterizes this territory of Western Sicily.
After visiting the museum, you will then be able to walk around the surrounding salt pans. Visitors stroll among the canals that divide the various salt pans, immersed in a suggestive and colourful atmosphere. The Salina Culcasi is in fact one of the most beautiful and ancient in the area, built as far back as 1500 B.C. by the Phoenicians.
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Panorami mozzafiato, natura dilagante, gli antichi mulini a vento, tour guidati ed eccellenti degustazioni: perché non approfittare delle visite alla Salina Culcasi?
duration: 75 min
Visit to the salt museum with a walk along the banks among the production pools of the Culcasi salt pans
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